THE OLMEC WORLD

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New World Encyclopedia; Olmecs

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Olmec

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Olmec Art at Dumbarton Oaks; Karl Taube

Click to access olmecart.pdf

Flesh of God; David Freidel

http://www.academia.edu/4799462/Flesh_of_God

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Early Representations of the Feathered Serpent

Click to access GarciaS_thesis.pdf

Social Patterns in Pre-Classic Mesoamerica; Asking New Questions about the Mesoamerican
Pre-Classic

Click to access olmec-questions.pdf

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Justin Kerr’s Olmec Portfolio

Bruce Owens Olmec Outline

http://bruceowen.com/worldprehist/3250s17.htm

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Smithsonian’s Olmec Legacy

http://anthropology.si.edu/olmec/english/index.htm

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Archaeology.org; Olmec People, Olmec Art

http://archive.archaeology.org/online/features/olmec/index.html

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Wikipedia; The Olmec

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olmec

Mary Pohl; Economic Foundations of Olmec Civilization in the Gulf Coast Lowlands of México

http://www.famsi.org/reports/99069/index.html

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Olmec influences on Mesoamerican cultures

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olmec_influences_on_Mesoamerican_cultures

Implications of new petrographic analysis for the Olmec “mother culture” model

http://www.pnas.org/content/102/32/11219.full

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David Hixson’s Formative Mesoamerica

http://www.islc.net/%7Elesleyl/formative.html

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Latin American Studies; Olmecs

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/olmecs.htm

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Public Monuments and Sacred Mountains: Observations
onThree Formative Period Sacred Landscapes

Click to access monuments.pdf

The Olmec Notebooks of Miguel Covarrubias

Click to access Covarrubias.high.pdf

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Death Gods, Smiling Faces and Colossal Heads: Archaeology of the Mexican Gulf Lowlands by Richard Diehl

http://www.famsi.org/research/diehl/index.html

New Light on the Olmec; George Stuart

http://images.classwell.com/mcd_xhtml_ebooks/2005_world_history/pdf/

Olmec Art and Archaeology
in Mesoamerica

Click to access olmec.pdf

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Olmec Thrones as Ancestral Altars: The Two Sides of Power

https://www.academia.edu/1625644/Olmec_Thrones_as_Ancestral_Altars_The_Two_Sides_of_Power

472 New Sites Uncovered by LIDAR on the Mexican Gulf Coast.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/lidar-blueprint-olmec-maya-ceremonial-archaeology

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-ancient-ceremonial-sites-southern-mexico.html

Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas Pages

https://mikeruggerispages.tumblr.com

OLMEC WRITING

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Wikipedia; Tuxtla Statuette

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuxtla_Statuette

Photographic Documentation of Monuments with Epi-Olmec Script/Imagery

http://www.famsi.org/reports/05084/index.html

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Wikipedia; La Mojarra Stela 1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mojarra_Stela_1

A Newly Discovered Column in the Hieroglyphic Text on La Mojarra Stela 1: A Test of the Epi-Olmec Decipherment

http://www.sciencemag.org/site/feature/data/justeson.xhtml

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Epi-Olmec Culture

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epi-Olmec_culture

Epi-Olmec Hieroglyphic Writing and Texts

http://www.albany.edu/anthro/maldp/EOTEXTS.pdf

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NY Times; Cascajal Block

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/14/science/14cnd-olmec.html?_r=0

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NBC; The Dawn of New World Writing

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3077435/#.VcEKRHhkjR4

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Ancient Scripts; Epi-Olmec

http://www.ancientscripts.com/epiolmec.html

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Wikipedia; Cascajal Block

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascajal_Block

Mesoweb; The Cascajal Block

http://www.mesoweb.com/reports/Cascajal.pdf

The La Mojarra Chronicle: An Illustrated Account of an Archaeological Investigation in Veracruz, Mexico
by Richard Diehl

http://www.famsi.org/research/diehl/LaMojarra.html

OLMEC ICONOGRAPHY

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San Martin Papajan Monument #1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Mart%C3%ADn_Pajapan_Monument_1

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Mesoweb; Votive Axes from Ancient Mexico

http://www.mesoweb.com/olmec/publications/Saville1929.pdf

Congenital Deformities and the Olmec Were-Jaguar

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/olmec/were-jaguar.pdf

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Wikipedia; Olmec Were Jaguar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Were-jaguar

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Wikipedia; Olmec Religion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olmec_religion

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Olmec mirrors: an example of archaeological American mirrors

http://arxiv.org/pdf/physics/0701328.pdf

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F. Kent Reilly III; Olmec Iconography

http://www.famsi.org/reports/94031/index.html

The Lazy-S: A Formative Period Iconographic Loan to Maya
Hieroglyphic Writing

http://www.mesoweb.com/pari/publications/RT10/LazyS.pdf

F. Kent Reilly III; Olmec influences on Maya Symbols of Rulership

http://www.mesoweb.com/pari/publications/RT08/Olmec-Maya.pdf

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Olmec Bloodletting; An Iconographic Study

http://www.mesoweb.com/pari/publications/RT08/Bloodletting.pdf

The Power of Ideology: Understanding Olmec Iconography through Archaeology

http://archaeologyrevealed.com/power-of-ideology1/

The Shark Monster in Olmec Iconography

http://www.scribd.com/doc/134040641/The-Shark-Monster-in-Olmec-Iconography#scribd

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Unique Olmec jadeite corncob found in Mexico

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/35241

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Iconography of the Nahual: Human-Animal Transformation in Preclassic Guerrero and Morelos: Archaeology and Ethnography of Shape-Shifters in Mesoamerica

http://www.academia.edu/5050458/Iconography_of_the_Nahual_Human-Animal_Transformation_in_Preclassic_Guerrero_and_Morelos_Archaeology_and_Ethnography_of_Shape-Shifters_in_Mesoamerica

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Dead Bugs and Olmec Writing

https://decipherment.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/dead-bugs-and-olmec-writing/

Implications of new petrographic analysis for the Olmec “mother culture” model

http://www.pnas.org/content/102/32/11219.full

The Shaman’s Stance

http://precolumbia.org/pari/publications/RT10/Tate1996.pdf

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Olmec Ferox:;Ritual Human Sacrifice; Rock Art at Chaltcatzingo

http://www.rockartscandinavia.com/images/articles/a12lambert.pdf

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Were-Jaguars and Crocodilians: A Need to Redefine

http://www.pia-journal.co.uk/article/10.5334/pia.472/

 

Stone Heads of the Olmecs


http://www.lithiccastinglab.com/gallery-pages/2013februaryolmecheadspage1.htm

OLMEC MATERIALS

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Mesoweb; Olmec Sculptures of the Human Fetus

http://www.mesoweb.com/pari/publications/news_archive/30/olmec_sculpture.html

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‘Olmec Blue’ and Formative jade sources:
new discoveries in Guatemala

http://research.amnh.org/users/gharlow/Jade_in_Middle_AmericaDIST2.pdf

Sources of Stone Used in Mesoamerican Sites

http://www.mesoweb.com/olmec/publications/Williams&Heizer1965.pdf

Carl Wendt on Bitumin Sourcing in the Olmec Region

http://www.famsi.org/reports/03059/index.html

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Olmec Rubber Production

http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/pae/botany/botany_map/articles/article_06.html

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NY Times; Olmec Jadeite Discovery

http://www.ace.hu/igcp442/seitz.html

OLMEC HEARTLAND SITES

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EL AZUZUL

Wikipedia; Azuzul

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Azuzul

Delanges at Azuzul

http://www.delange.org/ElAzazul/ElAzazul.htm

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Schele Photos of Azuzul

http://research.famsi.org/schele_photos_list.php?search=*El+Azuzul*

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LA YERBABUENA

Robert Cobean on Yerbuena

http://www.famsi.org/reports/97012/index.html

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SAN ANDRES

Wikipedia; San Andres

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Andrés_(Mesoamerican_site)

Ann Cyphers; San Andres

http://www.famsi.org/reports/02095/index.html

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LAGUNA DE LOS CERROS

Wikipedia; Laguna de los Cerros

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laguna_de_los_Cerros

Ann Cyphers on Laguna de los Cerros

http://www.famsi.org/reports/02095/index.html

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TRES ZAPOTES

Wikipedia; Tres Zapotes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tres_Zapotes

Delanges at Tres Zapotes

http://www.delange.org/TresZapotes/TresZapotes.htm

Michael Loughlin; The Early Horizon at Tres Zapotes

http://www.academia.edu/2437659/THE_EARLY_HORIZON_AT_TRES_ZAPOTES_IMPLICATIONS_FOR_OLMEC_INTERACTION

New Research at the Olmec Site of Tres Zapotes

http://www.archaeology.org/issues/249-1703/features/5300-olmec-tres-zapotes-government

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EL MANATI

Wikipedia; El Manati

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Manat%C3%AD

Olmec Ritual Behavior at El Manatí:A Sacred Space

http://www.doaks.org/resources/publications/doaks-online-publications/social/social09.pdf

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Rubber Balls at El Manati

http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/aztecs/ask-experts/have-any-ancient-rubber-balls-been-found

About.com; El Manati

http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/The_Olmec/p/The-El-Manati-Olmec-Archaeological-Site.htm

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SAN LORENZO

Cacao use and the San Lorenzo Olmec

http://www.pnas.org/content/108/21/8595.full

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Delanges at San Lorenzo

http://www.delange.org/SanLorenzo/SanLorenzo.htm

Anthony Vega; San Lorenzo

http://www.famsi.org/reports/00103/index.html

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Wikipedia; San Lorenzo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Lorenzo_Tenochtitlán

About.com; San Lorenzo

http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/The_Olmec/p/The-Olmec-City-Of-San-Lorenzo.htm

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LA VENTA

Obsidian Artifacts from San Adres La Venta, Tabasco, Mexico

http://www.famsi.org/research/thesis_dissertations/DoeringT_thesis.pdf

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Mesoweb; The Great Mounds of La Venta

http://www.mesoweb.com/olmec/publications/Graham&Johnson1979.pdf

Susan Gillespie on La Venta

http://www.famsi.org/reports/07054/index.html

Enclosed Ritual Spaces and the Watery
Underworld in Formative Period Architecture:
New Observations on the Function of La Venta
Complex A

F. KENT REILLY, III

http://www.mesoweb.com/pari/publications/RT09/EnclosedSpaces.pdf

Rust and Sharer; La Venta

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/olmec/la-venta.pdf

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Mesoweb; La Venta

http://www.mesoweb.com/olmec/publications/BergerEtal1967.pdf

Delanges at La Venta

http://www.delange.org/LaVenta3/LaVenta3.htm

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Wikipedia; La Venta

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Venta

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John Pohl; La Venta

http://www.famsi.org/research/pohl/sites/laventa.html

Met Museum; La Venta

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/vent/hd_vent.htm

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About.com; The Olmec Royal Compound at La Venta

http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/The_Olmec/p/The-Olmec-Royal-Compound-At-La-Venta.htm

About.com; La Venta; Complex A

http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/The_Olmec/p/La-Venta-Complex-A.htm

LA JOYA

Wikipedia; La Joya

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Joya_(archaeological_site)

Annick J.E. Daneels; Monumental Earthen Architecture at La Joya, Veracruz, México

http://www.famsi.org/reports/07021/

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Dumbarton Oaks; La Joya pyramid, Central Veracruz, Mexico:; Classic Period Earthen Architecture

http://128.103.33.14/research/pre_columbian/doaks_pco_project_grant_report_2007.html

OLMEC SITES OUTSIDE THE HEARTLAND

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EL MARQUESILLO, VERACRUZ

Academia.edu

http://www.academia.edu/4026697/An_Unexplored_Realm_in_the_Heartland_of_the_Southern_Gulf_Olmec_Investigations_at_El_Marquesillo_Veracruz_Mexico

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CHIAPA DE CORZO, CHIAPAS

Popular Archaeology

http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/summer-2015/article/discovery-of-one-of-mesoamericas-oldest-known-ancient-pyramidal-tombs

NY Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/science/18tomb.html?_r=1

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TLATILCO, VALLEY OF MEXICO

Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tlatilco_culture

Latin American Studies Tlatilco Page

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/tlatilco.htm

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CEIBAL, GUATEMALA

NY Times on Ceibal

http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/maya-axes-and-moles-under-the-pyramid/?partner=rss&emc=rss

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OJO DE AGUA

Red Orbit on Ojo de Agua

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1997392/3000yearold_monument_found_in_southern_mexico/

Jen Pinkowski on Ojo de Agua

http://www.jenpinkowski.com/pdfs/Mexico.pinkowski.pdf

Newswise on Ojo de Agua

http://newswise.com/articles/ancient-mesoamerican-sculpture-uncovered-in-southern-mexico

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XOCHIPALA

Wikipedia on Xochipala

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xochipala

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EL MESON, VERACRUZ

Michael Laughlin on El Meson

http://www.famsi.org/reports/02058/02058Loughlin01.pdf

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EL BAJIO, VERACRUZ

Carl Wendt on El Bajio

http://www.famsi.org/reports/99068/index.html


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CUAUHTEMOC, CHIAPAS

Robert Rosenswig on Cuauhtemoc

http://www.famsi.org/reports/01052/01052Rosenwig01.pdf

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TLAPACOYA, MEXICO

Mesoweb on Tlapacoya

http://www.mesoweb.com/features/jpl/106.html

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Wikipedia on Tlapaocya

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tlapacoya_%28Mesoamerican_site%29

Wikipedia Commons

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Tlapacoya

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LAS BOCAS, PUEBLA

María de la Cruz Paillés Hernández on Las Bocas, Puebla

http://www.famsi.org/reports/99041/index.html

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TEOPANTECUANITLAN, GUERRERO

Wikipedia on Teopantecuanitlan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teopantecuanitlan

R. Solis Siriaco

http://www.academia.edu/7378440/Specialized_Shell_Object_Production_at_Teopantecuanitlan_Site_Guerrero_Mexico

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CANTON CORRALITO, GUATEMALA

Archaeology.org on Canton Corralito

http://archive.archaeology.org/0601/abstracts/olmec.html

Jen Pinkowski on Canton Corralito

http://www.jenpinkowski.com/pdfs/Mexico.pinkowski.pdf

David Cheetham on Canton Corralito

http://www.famsi.org/reports/05021/index.html

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PASO DE LA AMADA, CHIAPAS

Wikipedia; Paso de la Amada

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paso_de_la_Amada

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Antiquity Journal

Oldest Chocolate in the New World

http://www.antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/powis/

About.com

The First Mesoamerica Ball Court

http://archive.is/7mPiU

Archaeological Site Reveals Oldest Known Ball Court and Chief’s Residence

http://news.byu.edu/print.aspx?id=881

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Hill et al. (1998) Ball court design dates back 3,400 years

http://www.academia.edu/1794110/Hill_et_al._1998_Ball_court_design_dates_back_3_400_years

The Oldest Chocolate In the New World

http://www.psifly.com/cr2/index.php?topic=20627.0

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JUXTLAHUACA, GUERRERO

Wikipedia; Juxtlahuaca

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juxtlahuaca

Slide Show of Juxtlahuaca Cave

https://faculty.unlv.edu/lachniet/speleothems_files/Juxtlahuaca.pdf

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Posthole on Juxtlahuaca Cave

http://www.theposthole.org/read/article/185

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OXTOTITLAN, GUERRERO

Wikipedia; Oxtotitlan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxtotitlán

Michael Coe for Antiquity Journal; Oxtotitlan Ruler

http://www.antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/coe305/

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Latin American Studies; Oxtotitlan

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/olmec/monuments.pdf

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ZAZACATLA, MORELOS

Mesoweb; Zazacatla

http://www.mesoweb.com/monuments/Zazacatla.html

National Geographic; Zazacatla

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/01/070126-mexico-olmec.html

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Jorge Perez de Lara; Zazacatla

http://www.mesoweb.com/reports/Zazacatla.html

Wikipedia; Zazacatla

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zazacatla

CHALCATZINGO, MORELOS

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Maria Aviles; Chalcatzingo

http://www.famsi.org/reports/94047/index.html

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Latin American Studies; Chalcatzingo

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/chalcatzingo.htm

Ancient Chalcatzingo by David Grove; Complete Book

http://www.famsi.org/research/grove/chalcatzingo/

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Manuel Aguilar Chalcatzingo Photos

http://instructional1.calstatela.edu/bevans/Art446-01-Olmec/WebPage-Thumb.00002.html

Mesoweb; Chacatzingo

http://www.mesoweb.com/olmec/publications/CookDeLeonard1967-OCR.pdf

Chalcatzingo; Mark Harlan

http://www.famsi.org/research/grove/chalcatzingo/grove_ch14.pdf

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National Geographic

“Spectacular” Three-Cat Monolith Unearthed in Mexico

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/08/110801-three-cat-carving-felines-triad-olmec-mexico-science/

Pari Journal; Chalcatzingo

http://www.mesoweb.com/pari/publications/journal/901/PARI0901.pdf

Jorge Angulo; Chalcatzingo

http://www.famsi.org/research/grove/chalcatzingo/grove_ch10.pdf

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American Antiquity

Chalcatzingo; David Grove

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/olmec/Chalcatzingo.pdf

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INAH

New Olmec Style Feline Bas-Relief Found at Chalcatzingo

http://bit.ly/1spNjki

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TAKALIK ABAJ

New Olmec Monuments Found in Guatemala

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/07/2500-year-old-olmec-monuments.html#l5PkMJCjmVBPedO8.97

https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/olmec-monument-guatemala-0010425